Our Lineage

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Our Story

In the Himalayan Tradition of Yoga-Meditation, the word Guru refers not to a person, but to a level of consciousness known as the "Inner-Guide" which resides within each of us. Also known as Hiranya Gharba (the golden womb) this level of consciousness guides each of our lives. But most of us are not aware of the Inner Guide and we need help to access this source of love and wisdom within us. Providing this help is the job of the outer teacher. In the Himalayan Tradition we do not worship our teachers but pay homage and respect to them for their guidance.

Swami Rama brought this tradition to the World in the 1970's, and was called Gurudeva, meaning one who is completely at-one with the Inner Guide.

Here is a listing of some of our teachers/guides.

Swami Ritavan Bharati carries on the teaching as Hymla's spiritual Guide and is the head Swami at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama ashram in Rishikesh, India.


 

Our Guides